One shock omission: How Liverpool should line up against Newcastle
Jose Enrique has been Liverpool’s left back and has been pretty decent besides his slip up against Manchester United in the League Cup. But now that Aly Cissokho is back from injury, Enrique has competition down the left. I still expect Enrique to start ahead of Cissokho but it is good to know that we have back up for the Spaniard.
The right back position has been filled by Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling of late. But now Glen Johnson is back from injury and one would expect Johnson to come straight back into the side and take his place on the right. The fact that Rodgers has declared Johnson fit to play most likely means he will start. Johnson is set to flourish in this 3-4-1-2 formation as it gives him plenty of license to go forward whilst knowing that he has Toure behind him to cover in defence.
One concern though over Johnson may be his lack of match fitness but the only way he can get that is to get onto the field as soon as possible and there is not better time than against Newcastle.
So Enrique and Johnson should start on Saturday.